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Pinion bearing help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BamBamblazer, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. BamBamblazer

    BamBamblazer 1/2 ton status

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    Ok i am trying to get my front gears in and i cant get my inner pinion bearing to go on. iI know it should be pressed on but the cage of the bearing is the highest piece.
    yoke end
    __ __ cage
    -- --inner

    I know it is a crude pic but if i was to put it in the press it would hit the cage and destroy the bearing. Any suggestions????
    btw this is on a 10 bolt
     
  2. marine_enlisted

    marine_enlisted 1/2 ton status

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    Try throwing it in the oven at 350 or so, get it nice and warm and it might drop right on. When I used to work on tractors we always had a crock pot full of hydraulic oil that we used to warm up our bearings. Worked like a charm.
     
  3. ed1507

    ed1507 Registered Member

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    take it to a napa store or a big a thay can press it on had mine done worked fine
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Yep we do them at work all the time.

    You put the bearing on a table with the pinion sticking through it and press on the top of the pinion and the bearing slides right on.
     
  5. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    run some emory cloth over the pinion, where the bearing goes, to remove some of the pakarising (sp?). Press it on using the race.
     

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